Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Partners Sent

Flowered Biscornu,
You might receive a garden
design pin cushion in this exchange

I have mailed the Partner's letter for our new In the Garden Exchange. If you think you signed up for this exchange and did not receive an e-mail please let me know. Happy stitching to each of you.

I will try to have a new exchange posted around the beginning of April. Ideas, suggestions, helpful hints about what you would like that exchange to be are welcome!!!!!

Happy Stitching,
bca            siggy
My Blog
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and now home of the Christmas Design SAL
Come on over and join the fun

Received From Gillie

Gillie, millions of thanks fort his really really pretty spring pillow.  You have no idea how happy I am with it.  I love the design and the soft colors, it is perfect for me as I love gardening!!  Thank you for all the extra special fabric too!! xxx

Friday, March 5, 2010

Thank you, Lynn!

Beautiful day here, made even better by the parcel in my mail box from Lynn! Thank you, dear friend, it's lovely!  A very spring like little pillow which will look wonderful on the door that leads to the deck.  Apo logies for the photograph, you appear to be seeing a bit of the doormat  and some of the (rapidly receding, hooray) white stuff as well!

Lynn kindly put in some pretty post-its, some hand made cording (http://www.cindymaedesigns.com/ ) which will be very useful and some springy buttons, even the cord was called Spring Joy!

love, gillie

Thursday, March 4, 2010

In the Garden

Please Miss, I sent you an email, Miss, please let me join, Miss!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ready for a New Exchange?

I meant to post this a few days ago, but we've had some serious medical problems at my house and I got distracted. Everything is good now, so don't worry. Who is ready for another exchange? March, April and May… hmmmm, what shall we stitch? We're just finishing up a lovely Spring Exchange, but since it's still in the teens at my house, with snow still on the ground, I'm soooooooooo wishing for Spring still -- I can't wait for the flowers and the beautiful colors they bring.

Our new exchange will be "In the Garden". This can be flowers but there is so much more in the garden that it is certainly not limited to flowers. You can do bird houses, toadstools, birds, squirrels, bunnies, butterflys, gnomes, oh my, the list is endless. picture
Needle Packet Keeper,
Easy to make with a tutorial
found at Focus on Finishing

How about fairies in a lovely fantasy garden? Whatever you do see, or would like to see, or fantasize for your own garden. Then when you've got the design in mind, think about ways to "keep your stitching supplies" for a finish: needlebook, scissor fob, pin cushion, chatelein, floss holder, anything that can be used to help manage your supplies. Fabric is optional (yes you can use Aida). And as always anything over and above the actual stitched piece is Optional.

Ok, you have until the end of this weekpicture
Apply your garden design
to a floss tag. Tutorial
found at Stitch Creations

Saturday, March 6, midnight US Central Standard Time to sign up. I will mail out partners before Monday, March 8 and the mailing date will be April 19th, just in time to add a little exchange piece to your 'stitching garden'.

To sign up for "In the Garden" exchange please send an e-mail to: yoyo_9203 at yahoo dot com. Please put "In the Garden Exchange" in the subject needlebook
And if you’re really
clever, this “needle
necessities” book,
tutorial at Frimousse

line and please be sure to identify yourself clearly! We have a few duplicate names and I have already gotten some people confused so PLEASE let me know exactly who you are. It would be helpful if you put your full mailing address in this e-mail so I don't have to dig through my records (and that also helps to identify you).

If you would like to join our little exchange group and participate in this or future exchanges please send e-mail to: yoyo_9203 at yahoo.com. For a new member please include: 1) Your full name 2) your "screen name" 3) your full mailing address 4) an e-mail address for us to reach you, and if you like 5) your blog address. We welcome new members and would love to have you join us.

A little different 'needlebook'; pull on the bell and the needle piece slides into the flowered case. Sorry, I can’t remember where I found this one. If you know where this tutorial is please let me know and I’ll add a link here.

Some helpful links:

  • Faby Reilly: Finishing Tutorials pin cushion, scissor case, needlebook and others

  • Tintock Tap Use your own 'garden design' on a 15-sided biscornu, which is easy to do and makes a wonderful pin cushion.

  • There are more useful links in our sidebar.

I'm off to stalk the mailbox for entries. Hugs to all,

Happy Stitching,
bca            siggy
My Blog
Home of the Totally Useless SAL
and now home of the Christmas Design SAL
Come on over and join the fun

Spring Exchange rec'd!

Have to show you all my great little exchange that I received from Despina for our "Ready for Spring" exchange! This little tray is SO cute! I LOVE it! She also sent along a few charts to add to my stash of "want to do as soon as..." as well! GREAT stuff!
THANK YOU so much Despina for a great exchange!

"Ready for Spring" Exchange has been mailed...

Hello all,
My package has been mailed off to my exchange partner for the "Ready for Spring" exchange. Not too far to travel so be watching your mailbox for something I hope you'll really like!
Lynn S. in Mn.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Someone's Spring Exchange Package has now been mailed......

I mailed my partner's Spring Exchange package this morning. It has a ways to go but hopefully it won't be to long a wait.


Gillie's exchange sent to ?

Whew, just got to the post office before they closed for lunch and my parcel is on its way! I took a photograph outside of my piece before I packed it up and you can see the snow quite clearly in the background(big sigh) but the sun is shining- yay!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Received Ready for Spring Exchange

My apologies for taking so long to make this post. I received my package from Karin over a week ago. It included this lovely Spring ornament, some pretty beads, orange eye pads and a delicious chocolate bar (milk chocolate topped with white chocolate with mint) that didn`t survive long enough to be photographed. LOL!!!!!!!!

Thank you, Karin!!!!!!!!!!!

I will be mailing my package out tomorrow.